|libro The Call to California. Coply. Special Edition. 1968.
1968 RICHARD F. POURADE: THE CALL TO CALIFORNIA-PHOTOS MAPS PAINTINGS-SLIPCASE POURADE, Richard F. Commissioned by: JAMESS. COPLEY Photographs by: HARRY CROSBY Painting by: LLOYD HARTING "THE CALL TO CALIFORNIA" This is book comes from the JAMES COPLEY Library and has a JAMES STROHN COPLEY bookplate glued to the front free endpaper. San Diego, California. The Union-Tribune Publishing Company. 1968. Quarto. 194 pp. 1769 California Bicentennial Edition 1969. Hardcover with illustrated Slipcase. Bound in brown cloth with gilt title on spine. With numerous color and B&W full page plate and in text photographs, illustrations, and maps. Contents with light page yellowing. Covers and slipcase with only the lightest of wear. In Near Fine condition. Provenance: James S. Copley / Copley Library - This item is formerly from the collection of James S. Copley (1916 - 1973) who owned the Copley Press and founded the Copley Library in San Diego California. James Copley was born in St. Johnsville, N.Y., in 1916. Both of his parents died in the flu epidemic that swept the U.S. in 1918, and when he was 4 he was adopted by Col. and Mrs. Ira C. Copley. Col. Copley bought The San Diego Union and Evening Tribune from the Spreckels family in 1928. Copley graduated from Yale in 1939 and started his journalism career at another of his father's papers, The Culver City Star News, where he solicited ads and circulation as well as sweeping the floor and writing news stories. When the elder Copley died in 1947, Jim became Chief Executive Officer of the corporation publishing a large family of newspapers, the flagship of which was, and is today, the Union-Tribune. He pursued a dynamic program of expansion of the newspaper plants, both technologically and in size. He took an active personal interest in the editorial quality of his papers. In the 26 years he headed the enterprise until his death in 1973, the Union's circulation tripled and the Union-Tribune moved into a wholly new plant with new presses in Mission Valley. Copley's politics were unabashedly conservative, Republican and pro-American, and still have a deep influence on the voting populace of San Diego. He was President of the Boy Scouts San Diego County Council, the Navy League San Diego Council, and received so many industry and patriotic awards that they are too numerous to list here. He also was a notable philanthropist to local causes, including large, key gifts to build the Copley Auditorium at the San Diego Museum of Art and Copley Library at University of San Diego. His widow, Helen K. Copley, has continued the tradition of philanthropy through gifts to finance Copley Symphony Hall and the City-County Animal Shelter. The Copley Collection - Later in life, James Copley and his wife embarked on an Americana collecting odyssey the likes of which few institutions have achieved - much less an individual has even dreamed of assembling. The exceptional collection contains highlights such as: 1. One of a few surviving broadside Declarations of Independence printed in the weeks after July 4, 1776 2. An official letter from 12 July 1776 from the Marine Committee of Congress to John Ashmead signed by Button Gwinnett, the most prized of all the signers of the Declaration of Independence 3. Personal notebooks belonging to John Lansing, Jr., kept while acting as a delegate for New York to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 4. A listing by Father Junipero Serra on March 1, 1777 of all of the missions he founded in Alta California These and many other extraordinary items are scheduled to be sold in a series of eight Sotheby's auctions concluding in April 2011. This item is part of a group of items that were not sent to Sotheby's and were sold locally in Southern California.Signed by James Copley, editor, and Richard Pourade, author.
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